• Dr. B

The Germ Theory

Updated: Oct 22

Germs are everywhere.

The theory that germs or microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc) CAUSE disease, known as the Germ Theory of Disease, has been around for hundreds of years and is the theory that the mainstream medical system works off of when determining causation of infectious diseases. It is the theory that if you are sick and I am around you- breathing in the same air, touching the same things as you- then I WILL get sick too.

But if you really think about it, that's not true because we all know that person who never gets sick even if they lick the same germ-infested spoon you were just using to stir your throat care tea that’s helping you sooth your scratchy throat (hence why it’s just a theory and not a universal law). So, we know then that this theory is not completely accurate and therefore worrying about microorganisms infecting you everywhere you go is not only tiresome and detrimental to your health (by causing emotional stress, putting you into fight or flight mode), but the effort to change the outside environment to avoid germs is futile because there are billions upon billions of them in this world, including the billions that are within your own body. In fact, most of the microbes within your body have important jobs to do to help you stay alive... they are essential workers!

Riddle me this then: if there are billions of microbes in the world, and if the Germ Theory is true, why isn't every single one of us sick, all of the time? It is becausegerms do not CAUSE disease or infection, nor do they CAUSE death. If they did, then yes everyone would be either sick with something or completely dead right now. But that is not beneficial to the expansion of life on this planet so there must be something else, something making sure that we stay alive even with all of these germs around us every second (hint, it is NOT something man made).

And that is your Innate Intelligence: the natural healing and adapting energies you have WITHIN you that are constantly working to keep you alive from pretty much everything (even from a bear attack in the woods because your fight or flight kicks in). It is the power that automatically regulates the body based on external environmental signals (and Universal Intelligence).

Germs only cause a problem if your body is already sick. Note that sick from a wellness or vitalistic point of view means that the body is not functioning as well as it could or that is dysfunctional, which is also known as dis-ease or a body lacking the ease of wellness. Whereas in the mainstream medical world and to the average American (average human really), being sick means having symptoms or a set of symptoms. But when you think about how your body actually works, you realize that symptoms are only potential byproducts or consequences of sickness/dysfunction… consequences of living an unhealthy life.

Sickness or dysfunction in your body then means that your Innate Intelligence does not have the necessary things it needs to stay functional (normal, optimally healthy, well) but furthermore and more importantly, to stay alive. These necessary things (what I call Wellness or Life Requirements) are nerve supply, oxygen, nutrients, minimal wastes/toxins, and elevated frequencies of mental/emotional energy (positive mind and external surroundings).

A lifestyle lacking these things in any way (even something as small as not getting enough water in the day) will ALWAYS cause the normal, day to day processes of your body to be dysfunctional to some degree. This includes the normal sensing and eliminating of infectious microorganisms by your immune system and is definitely the case if this way of living has been your entire life or if you have lived that way for years. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to be perfect to be healthy. That is what is so great about your Innate Intelligence… it adapts to whatever you do to your body and what environment you put it in.

In other words, if your lifestyle supports the Innate Health of your body then your body keeps you healthy by killing/eliminating threats to it and you live a high-quality life.

But when your lifestyle supports a body that cannot kill the infectious germs you are exposed to on a minute-to-minute basis, the germs start making themselves at home by either growing in numbers within your body (in the case of bacteria and fungi) or by taking over the machinery of your normal cells to produce more of itself (in the case of viruses). This of course gives the microbes more opportunity to cultivate an infection which could possibly produce severe or life-threatening symptoms and/or death. Infection only happens however if the bugs get past your Innate immune system (your skin, mucus membranes, microbiome) and have yet to encounter your adaptive immune system (your white blood cells, plasma proteins, the inflammation process, fever production). Of course, if the adaptive immune system has not been exposed to or “seen” a particular microbe before or if the germ is super smart (superbugs or antibacterial/antiviral resistant bugs and includes some normal variants of certain normal strains as well as some mutant versions of others) and can avoid the adaptive immune system responses somehow, infections are more likely to occur.

But until that infection point, your body is only contaminated with germs. Meaning they just reside on/in you WITHOUT causing harm to your body, usually without producing symptoms. Your body after all is made to have synergistic relationships with most of these germs; it has to, or it would be dead with how many germs are around us plus, many of these germs help keep the body alive.

Now with that being said, germ contamination of course can produce symptoms even in a healthy body. But these are NORMAL. Things like sneezing, runny noses, and fevers help the body eliminate pathogens (microorganisms that are potentially harmful that correlate to a specific disease or set of symptoms- the bad germs if you would). So, even though they may be inconvenient, some symptoms are necessary parts of the immune system response. Of course, major consequences such as severe symptoms, organ failure, and death (because yes this could happen if your immune system is suppressed, and you get exposed to the wrong thing) are not part of the normal response and usually mean there is a weakness/lack somewhere in the body that’s not allowing the proper immune system response to take place.

If your Innate Intelligence is being expressed by your body close to 100%, that means your immune system is strong and you usually do not express symptoms (what the mainstream calls asymptomatic, I call expressing health), but you are still killing the germs and therefore, preventing the spread to anyone else (this happens too even with symptoms). Think about this: your body does a million and one different things all at once without you knowing about it, why would this be any different? Especially since there are germs everywhere, all of the time... your body doesn't need to tell you about every single microbe that you encounter (seriously, I think we would go crazy if we knew everything that went on inside of us).

So, it really comes down to the strength of your immune system that determines how you handle the germs around you… that determines if you do or do not get symptoms… that determines if you body allows an infection to happen...

Therefore, a microbe's infective ability or its ability to create an infection only comes about as a consequence of or correlation to your lifestyle.

The germ itself is not the actual cause of disease or infection.

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